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Major traffic operation in place for Drogheda’s Standing Together rally

Bridge of Peace
The Bridge of Peace in Drogheda. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.

Major traffic restrictions will be in place in Drogheda tomorrow (Saturday, January 25) as the Standing Together rally against violence takes place, with a huge crowd expected to be in attendance.

The rally will begin at the bottom of Grove Hill on the south side of the Bridge of Peace, with participants asked to assemble on the North bound lane of the Bridge of Peace for 1.30pm. The rally will move towards West Street at 2pm where speeches will take place outside St Peter’s Church.

It is expected the event will conclude at 3.45pm.

Traffic will not be allowed to travel north on the Bridge of Peace from the junction at the Bus Depot/Haymarket Bridge from 1.00pm. Traffic exiting from the Donore Road wishing to travel north will be directed towards the St Mary’s Bridge diversion.

All traffic travelling north will be diverted at the Bull Ring across St Marys Bridge onto North Quay and Constitution Hill.

Gardai say Drogheda Town Centre will be closed to traffic from 1.00pm on Saturday. This closure encompasses Narrow West Street, Dominic Street, West Street, Duke Street and Stockwell Street.

Parking restrictions will be in place on West Street from 7.00am on the morning on Saturday morning from the junction with Duke Street to the junction at Peter Street/Shop Street/Laurence Street.

Gardai say officers will be on duty to assist with the movement of traffic along the diversion route and delays should be expected.

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